WOW, I am ranked 10th!

Growing Blogs

Blogs of the day, as maintained by WordPress, I guess! I saw trackbacks in my blog admin and was surprised to find out that I was ranked 10th on 21st Nov, 2008!

Others

Nothing much, I am having exams these days, watching India thrash England 5-0 in 7 match ODI Series being played in India.

Looking forward to see “Quantum of Solace” this weekend. Hope to have an action-packed weekend…

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NetCAT 6.5 Weekly | Final Report

Development Simplified, Once Again

Well, its on every blogosphere now, NetBeans 6.5 IDE has been officially released. Everyone have already given an overview of almost every feature. I thought of blogging something unique, as always 😉

NetCAT Ends..

Jiri Kovalsky, NetCAT 6.5 Coordinator mailed us today at the NetCAT mailing list, points are calculated and results are out. Here’s what he says,

Hello folks,

I am glad to announce that final CAT points were calculated and published including a detailed breakdown of activity for every NetCAT participant.

Now, let me announce our winners! I think it’s actually not a surprise for those of you who were reading my NetCAT status reports regularly. So, in the “Most helpful NetCAT 6.5 member” category I am happy to congratulate to the following 3 NetCAT participants:

1. Saptarshi Purkayastha, India   1519 (13.09)
2. Rajiv Perera, Sri Lanka        1495 (13.35)
3. Eric Smith, USA                 710  (6.12)

Wow, first two are too close. Hats off to Jirka for the calculations, and Saptarshi, Rajiv, Eric congratulations for being the Most Helpful Members.

My Score..

Well, as you have seen some astonishing figures. I am way too behind them. I earned 253 points with 2.18 efficiency. I had opted to focus on PHP support and Documentation. I am glad to see community is liking the PHP support and they are applauding the efforts of PHP Team.

If you are interested to see breakdown of my points, have a look at this page; http://qa.netbeans.org/processes/cat/65/activity.html#55

I have filed 16 Bugs, 1 RFE and sent 157 mails. I took part in Top 6.5 Annoyances survey, Community Acceptance survey and Satisfaction survey.

I finished at 13th position out of 60 participants 😀


Blogs Summary..

Now, that it has come to an end, I would like to share my blogs which I posted since NetCAT began, specifically related to NetCAT.

Weekly Reports

Issues, Debates

Special

Thank You

I enjoyed every bit of it and it was a great experience. Also, special thanks to NetBeans Team as they listen to several debatable issues and are keen to resolve them in right manner.

NetBeans 6.5 boots with a b'day stamp on splash screen!

Here’s one instance, how they listen to community suggestions…

Final Acknowledgements

Final Day- Closing Words and APIFest ’08 Game

Jonathan Schwartz on NetBeans and 10 Years of Software Development

To bring the NetBeans 10th birthday celebration to a close, we have a special interview with Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz. He talks about why developers are important to Sun, looks back on how software development has changed over the last 10 years, and why NetBeans matters to Sun and the industry. And it turns out NetBeans and Jonathan have something in common…!

Final Acknowledgments

One more hurrah as the NetBeans 10th Birthday celebration comes to a close! And this one goes out to all the outstanding individuals who have been involved in the NetBeans project, from inception to present-day efforts. We want to recognize and thank some of them here.

Featured Project- OpenOffice

It’s been ten amazing years for NetBeans—from student project to budding start-up to renowned open source project. Meet some of the outstanding people who have helped along the way.

The APIFest ’08 Game

As part of NetBeans 10th Birthday Celebration and to promote his latest book, The API Book, NetBeans founder Jarda Tulach organized a contest to help improve users’ API design skills.

NetBeans 10th Birthday Celebration Decathlon

To honor 10 years of the NetBeans project and community, we’ve selected ten events that anyone can participate in to be a part of the celebration. The first 300 participants to complete events that add up to 50 points will receive a limited edition NetBeans 10th Anniversary Shirt! In keeping with the spirit of community, these events are all based around various community activities and sites: blogging, forums, Facebook and more. So read on, pick out your favorite events and celebrate away!

Rules

  1. 10 events, each worth a different amount of points.
  2. Complete any number of events that tally up to 50 points.
  3. IMPORTANT: Keep track of links to blog entries, forums, and so on. You will need to submit these links in the Decathlon Entry Form.
  4. The first 300 participants to complete the Decathlon form will be eligible to receive a limited edition NetBeans 10th Anniversary T-shirt.
  5. There is no judging, so be creative, reminisce, and have fun!
  6. The Decathlon ends on Today.

Cheers 😉

Evangelists and Brazil Greetings

Day 5- Evangelists, Books, Greetings and Decathlon

NetBeans Evangelists Look Back

As their name implies, the NetBeans Evangelists deliver the “message” of NetBeans. They travel far and wide to conferences, user groups and institutions to demo our IDE and Platform and encourage adoption, and along the way have collected many memorable stories about life on the road as enthusiastic advocates of the NetBeans Project. One word to describe their part in the turnaround of the developer community’s awareness of the NetBeans IDE? Priceless!

A Birthday Greeting from Brazil

The NetBeans Project has a huge following in Brazil. Former NetBeans Community Manager Bruno Souza and a handful of NetBeans fans gather together at a local restaurant to give NetBeans a hearty 10th birthday greeting Brazilian style!

NetBeans Literature

Have you picked up any good books lately? As the NetBeans IDE and Platform have evolved and become popular so has the number of books about developing with them. This is a trend we like, and one that would not be possible without the hard work and enthusiasm of the authors, themselves avid NetBeans users and supporters of the project.

Featured Project- OpenSolaris

Thanks to them, there is a NetBeans reference guide to match any number of development needs—from beginner to expert, JavaEE or RCP. View our collection of recent and past publications, and do consider adding a book to your library!

NetBeans 10th Birthday Celebration Decathlon

To honor 10 years of the NetBeans project and community, we’ve selected ten events that anyone can participate in to be a part of the celebration. The first 300 participants to complete events that add up to 50 points will receive a limited edition NetBeans 10th Anniversary Shirt! In keeping with the spirit of community, these events are all based around various community activities and sites: blogging, forums, Facebook and more. So read on, pick out your favorite events and celebrate away!

Rules

  1. 10 events, each worth a different amount of points.
  2. Complete any number of events that tally up to 50 points.
  3. IMPORTANT: Keep track of links to blog entries, forums, and so on. You will need to submit these links in the Decathlon Entry Form.
  4. The first 300 participants to complete the Decathlon form will be eligible to receive a limited edition NetBeans 10th Anniversary T-shirt.
  5. There is no judging, so be creative, reminisce, and have fun!
  6. The Decathlon ends on Monday, October 27th, 2008.

Cheers 😉

Get Trained and Assure Quality

Day 4- Certified Training, NetCAT and Decathlon

NetBeans Platform Certified Training

Get up to speed with the main NetBeans APIs and learn how to create a modular Swing application… by taking the NetBeans Platform Certified Training course. For universities and colleges, the course is free: a team of NetBeans trainers will visit your class and 3 days later you’ll be creating your own plugins and applications. Especially students interested in advanced Swing development techniques and in architectural designs for distributed applications should find this course very useful.

NetBeans Community Acceptance Testing program (NetCAT)

Since its inception in 2004 NetCAT has gained a lot of recognition and became very popular and respected project among both NetBeans Engineering and NetBeans Community. Timely evaluation and testing of new features on real projects with real data has significant impact on overall stability of the final product.

Featured Project- VirtualBox

NetBeans 10th Birthday Celebration Decathlon

To honor 10 years of the NetBeans project and community, we’ve selected ten events that anyone can participate in to be a part of the celebration. The first 300 participants to complete events that add up to 50 points will receive a limited edition NetBeans 10th Anniversary Shirt! In keeping with the spirit of community, these events are all based around various community activities and sites: blogging, forums, Facebook and more. So read on, pick out your favorite events and celebrate away!

Rules

  1. 10 events, each worth a different amount of points.
  2. Complete any number of events that tally up to 50 points.
  3. IMPORTANT: Keep track of links to blog entries, forums, and so on. You will need to submit these links in the Decathlon Entry Form.
  4. The first 300 participants to complete the Decathlon form will be eligible to receive a limited edition NetBeans 10th Anniversary T-shirt.
  5. There is no judging, so be creative, reminisce, and have fun!
  6. The Decathlon ends on Monday, October 27th, 2008.

Cheers 😉